After taking a 3-0 lead in the series, the visitors hope to keep the margin 4-1.
"It is also one of those series where our top order hasn't got a hundred, so it has given a lot of time to the middle order to go out there and play situations. and they have finished games when they have got an opportunity".
Team India was bundled out for a mere 92, thanks to the master class of Trent Boult who bowled 10 overs on the trot and registered the 5th fifer of his career. Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar confirmed that Dhoni is fit and available for the game.
Neesham mentioned that New Zealand would be looking forward to continuing their good work from the fourth ODI at Wellington. Dhoni's calmness in anchoring the innings will be priceless.
The windy condition at Basin Reserve in Wellington could just be the shot that Trent Boult would need as he again marks his run-up. While Shubman Gill will also retain his place even after a poor outing in his debut match.
With the three-match T20I series ahead and also the World Cup round the corner, India will have to address this weakness to ensure that their much-vaunted batting doesn't crumble on an odd day when the conditions aid swing bowling in England.
Stand-in skipper Rohit has already described the collapse in the last match as "one of the worst batting performance" by the team and he would like to lead by example by quickly getting over the disappointment with another fiery opening stand with Dhawan on Sunday.
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Hardik Pandya is one to watch out for.
The two young fast bowlers in the India ODI squad - Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Siraj, who have not had the best of starts to their worldwide career, would hope to get another chance to prove their worth.
Which TV channels will broadcast the India-New Zealand ODIs?
India vs New Zealand 5th ODI match will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Sports Hindi HD in Hindi Commentary.
However, the hosts will be without opener Martin Guptill after the 32-year-old tweaked his back during practice which could see a return to the top of the order for Colin Munro - who was dropped from the fourth ODI.
What are the squads for the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand?
Match Starts at 7:30 am.